Failure to convulse with electroconvulsive therapy. A case report

Sharpe, Michael; Andrew, Bernice; Sharpe, M; Andrew, B
January 1988
British Journal of Psychiatry;Jan88, Vol. 152, p134
Academic Journal
journal article
A case is reported of a severely depressed patient in whom treatment with electroconvulsive therapy was abandoned because of repeated failure to induce a convulsion. Reasons for the failure to convulse and alternative treatment approaches are discussed.


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